Bonus American Airlines Miles Or British Airways Avios For Transatlantic Travel This Spring

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American Airlines and British Airways (and likely Iberia as well) have new bonus offers for transatlantic travel between March 18 and May 31, 2013. You can access AA’s offer here and BA’s offer here.

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You will get 20K bonus miles per round trip that is ticketed in first/business/high economy on American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia or OpenSkies between United States or Canada and Europe. The American’s offer is also valid for Mexico. Note that you AAdvantage account needs to be in United States, Canada or Mexico to be eligible for this offer. BA’s offer is only valid for Executive Club members whose address is in the United States or Canada.

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You will get 20K for every round trip and an additional100K miles bonus on your fifth one. American’s offer only requires you to register before travel (can be ticketed before), but BA’s offer require you to have ticketed your trips during the promotional time frame.

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Remember to read the eligible fare classes very carefully IF you are taking advantage this offer in economy on any of these four airlines.

Conclusion

There seems to be never ending bonus miles offers for transatlantic travel in in premium classes and in high economy.

Here are the terms and conditions of the American Airlines offer:

*Includes First Class and Business Class fares booked in F, A, J, R, D or I; Economy Class fares booked in Y, B or H on American Airlines operated flights; First Class or Club World fares booked in F, A, J, R, C, D or I; World Traveller Plus or full-fare World Traveller booked in W, E, T, Y, B or H on British Airways operated flights; Business Class fares booked in J, C, D, R or I; Economy Class fares booked in Y on Iberia operated flights; OpenSkies Prem Plus (booking classes W, E, T, Z, A), OpenSkies Eco booked in Y, B, H.

Terms and Conditions:
Registration prior to travel is required. AAdvantage bonus mile offer is valid on American Airlines, British Airways, Iberia and OpenSkies operated and/or marketed nonstop flights for round-trip travel between the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe, March 18, 2013, through May 31, 2013. Offer applies only to AAdvantage members who are U.S., Canada or Mexico residents and who purchase and fly on eligible published-fare tickets. Flights operated by other codeshare partners are not eligible for this promotion. A round-trip is defined as travel in the same purchased booking class for both the departure and the return transatlantic flight segments. A one-time bonus of 100,000 miles will be awarded after completion of the fifth round-trip. Bonus miles do not count toward elite status qualification or Million Miler status. Members registered for both this promotion and promotion AADUS will receive a single bonus for each eligible round-trip flown to/from Dusseldorf for travel in Business Class or Economy Class fares booked in Y, B or H during the overlapping time period. The two promotions cannot be combined to receive double bonuses for the same trip. However, members who fly on a discounted Economy Class fare ticket, not included in the AAEUR promotion, will be eligible to earn the corresponding 10,000 mile bonus for travel during the AADUS promotion timeframe. Learn more or register for the AADUS promotion.

Here are the terms and conditions of the British Airways offer:

Avios bonus for US and Canadian Executive Club members on qualifying, round-trip transatlantic flights operated and marketed by British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia or OpenSkies booked in flexible/non-restricted Economy or higher fares for travel completed by May 31, 2013. Pre-travel registration required.

  1. To be eligible for this promotion, British Airways Executive Club members at least 18 years of age who are locally enrolled and residing in the United States or Canada must (i) register for the promotion between March 18, 2013 and May 31, 2013, inclusive, at ba.com; if you are not a current member, you must enroll in Executive Club and register; and (ii) after registering sufficiently in advance of outbound travel, book and then complete qualifying flights by May 31, 2013. British Airways (“BA”) reserves the right to verify the eligibility of members. By taking part in this promotion, members confirm that they accept the terms and conditions of the offer.

  2. Existing bookings made prior to the promotional period do not qualify and this offer cannot be applied retroactively.

  3. Member must purchase and fly on a full-fare, transatlantic round-trip ticket for travel beginning and ending in the United States or Canada for flights that are operated and marketed by British Airways, American Airlines, Iberia or OpenSkies, in the following booking classes (which are unrestricted or have limited restrictions):
    (i) on British Airways operated flights, includes fares booked in First Class, Club World Business Class, World Traveller Plus Premium Economy or flexible/non-restricted World Traveller Economy Class: F, A, J, C, D, R, I, W, E, T, Y, B or H;
    (ii) on American Airlines operated flights, includes fares booked in First Class, Business Class or flexible/non-restricted Economy Class: F, A, J, R, D, I, Y, B or H;
    (iii) on Iberia operated flights, includes fares booked in Business Class or flexible/non-restricted Economy Class: J, C, D, R, I or Y;
    (iv) on OpenSkies operated flights, includes fares booked in Biz Bed/Business, Prem Plus/Premium Economy and flexible/non-restricted Eco/Economy: J, C, D, R, I, W, E, T, Y, B or H. This promotion does not apply to flights marketed or operated by franchises, including Comair, Iberia Express, and Sun-Air, or any other code share partners or oneworld© Alliance members.

  4. It is the member’s responsibility to ensure that the booking/selling class of the fare purchased qualifies for this promotion. Please confirm prior to purchase. For bookings on ba.com, simply click on the flight number hyperlink on the “Choose your flights” page and refer to the booking/selling classes listed above in 3. (Discount Economy class fares, including those booked/sold in K, M, L, V, S, N, Q, O, or G fare classes, do not qualify for this offer.)

  5. Member can earn 20,000 bonus Avios points for each round-trip purchased and flown as an Executive Club member on a qualifying transatlantic ticket; on the member’s fifth round-trip purchased and flown as an Executive Club member on a qualifying transatlantic ticket, an additional bonus of 100,000 Avios points can be earned.

  6. Members must quote their Executive Club membership number when booking their qualifying flights and again at check-in for each flight flown during the promotional period.

  7. The following are not qualifying flights and this promotion cannot be used in conjunction with any offer, promotion, or deal, including, but not limited to: (i) redemption bookings; (ii) travel agent or airline industry discounted fares, Consolidator or Wholesale fares, group discount fares, child/infant fares or senior citizen fares, whether or not booked in one of the qualifying booking classes; (iii) bookings made with vouchers or coupons (e.g. shareholder’s discount coupon); or (iv) tickets upgraded from any class.

  8. Qualifying flights are subject to availability and capacity control in the booking classes eligible for this promotion at the time of booking. BA does not accept any responsibility in the event that members are unable to book qualifying flights.

  9. Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for bonus Avios to be credited to your Executive Club account.

  10. British Airways is not liable for the reproduction of this offer or indirect access via third party websites of these terms and where such reproduction misstates or omits any of the information or terms and conditions connected with this promotion.

  11. Member must pay all applicable taxes, fees, and carrier charges.

  12. BA reserves the right to cancel or amend the terms and conditions of this offer, without notice, at any time.

  13. Subject to the full terms and conditions of the Executive Club Programme.

  14. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

  15. Other significant restrictions apply.

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